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Shy Guy


Published 1947


Phil HAS JUST ENTERED NEW HIGH SCHOOL & HAS DIFFICULTY MAKING FRIENDS. HE SEES THAT MOST POPULAR STUDENTS ARE INTERESTED IN OTHERS, HELPFUL & SHARE EXPERIENCES. HE TELLS ANOTHER BOY HOW TO FIX RADIO & SOON OTHERS FREQUENT HIS BASEMENT WORKSHOP.


Producer Coronet Instructional Films
Audio/Visual sound, color

Credits

Director: Ted Peshak. Cinematography: Bill Rockar. Writers: Patricia Kealy, Dick Creyke. Editor: George Wilbern. Narrator: Myron L. Wallachinsky (a.k.a. Mike Wallace). Educational advisor: Dr. Alice Sowers, Director, Family Life Institute of the University of Oklahoma. With Dick York (Phil Norton); Franklyn Ferguson (Mr. Norton); Arthur Young (Chick Gallagher); Mickey Hugh (Bob); Bill Fein (Beezy Barnes) and Howard Phillips (Jack Gilbert).

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Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 21, 2016
Subject: Gee Dad!
Another strange Dick York Film.. Man, I am not too sure how, but he made the best!
Dick York is Shy Guy! He's having trouble meeting kids at school, he'd rather play around with his electronics. His dad comes downstairs, having apparently left his mob meeting or singing at the copa, because he's impossibly overdressed here, to try to get Shyguy out of his shell! Wear more sweaters! Seek out the popular folk! Eavesdrop on people's conversations!
Soon Dick is doing that, and well, he's the hit of the School Mixer! Heck that would be easy if all there was were apples and people singing 'Oh Susannah".
Amelie Moment: Check out where the lockers are. What the hell?

Anyways, a MUST SEE on this site!
Reviewer: I_h8_screen_names - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 19, 2013
Subject: Teenagers in the 1950's and earlier.
Teenagers back then looked a lot older. I guess it is because of the hairstyles, and clothing.

This was a nice little slice of 1950's life.
I do like that the lesson is that your troubles aren't over just because you find you have things in common with others. The narrator reassures us that it is normal to have problems from time to time.
Reviewer: Robert B. Livingston - - November 18, 2013
Subject: 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace is the Narrator
Notes on this page show Wallace as credited as "Myron L. Wallachinsky." This might raise some interesting questions.

The Wikipedia and IMDB does not mention this name at all at this time.

The Wikipedia states that Mike Wallace was born Myron Leon Wallace in 1918 (to parents whose original surname was Wallik according to Wallace's NYT obituary).

There is another copy of this film at the Internet Archive:
https://archive.org/details/ShyGuy1947

Another Coronet Film from the Prelinger Library is "How to Study." I am pretty certain Wallace narrates it also.

https://archive.org/details/0261_How_to_Study_E00470_00_39_40_00
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